ACTION ALERT FROM GOProud:
Senators John Thune (R-SD) and David Vitter (R-LA) were successful in negotiating an agreement that will allow the Respecting States Rights Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (Amendment # 1618) to be brought up as an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill. This vote is expected late today or sometime on Tuesday. Last week, the Senate amended the Defense Authorization bill with the Matthew Shepherd Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
Today, the Senate has the opportunity to do something to actually prevent hate crimes before they happen. Amendment # 1618 will empower individuals to lawfully defend themselves from becoming victims of violent crime. Call your Senators today. Tell them to support this important legislation. Call (202) 224-3121.
GOProud has been a leader in advocating for this amendment. Other organizations supporting this legislation include the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Pink Pistols, Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, and Passenger-Cargo Security Group.
We can’t do this alone – we need your help. First, call your Senators! Then, click here to make a secure donation to aid this effort.